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Third annual campus Relay For Life set for Friday

Students and staff work at the front booth of Relay for Life in 2014. The third annual Relay for Life is Friday, March 27 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Ben Prengler
Students and staff work at the front booth of Relay for Life in 2014. The third annual Relay for Life is Friday, March 27 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The third annual campus Relay For Life begins at 7 p.m. Friday and ends at 7 a.m.  Saturday. Though the event has many similarities to past events, there will be some changes and improvements, along with a raised goal of $30,000.

“We’re including many of the activities from past year that people really enjoyed such as Mr. Relay and the Flag Football tournament,” committee chair Michelle Stoddart said. “In addition, this year there will be a game truck, games of laser tag and a cookout with burgers and hot dogs so there’s something for everyone.”

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The new activities will all benefit the American Cancer Society in helping cancer patients. Community members who have battled cancer will also be participating through the Luminaria Ceremony and Survivor caregiver Lap and Dinner directly following the opening ceremony.

“This year we’ve had a lot more community engagement, with Ms. Donna Lusby, a tech specialist at the high school who battled breast cancer this time last year,” Stoddart said. “We’ve also had Mr. Andrew Stallings who told his story at the kick off presentation earlier this year.”

 

Both a high-grossing fundraiser nationwide and community celebration, the night is advocated to leave a lasting impression.

“It’s such a great event that brings the school and community together to support and help fight something that has somehow affected every single person,” Stoddart said. “Relay For Life is an all-night celebration that is so fun, but also makes a difference for victims of cancer.”

Rules:

No food or drink on track and field (except water)

Tents must be staked and unzipped at all times

all students must be registered

Registration price at door is $20

no coming/ going after midnight

all students must abide by LHS code of conduct

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Jillian Sanders, Editor-in-Chief
Jillian Sanders is a senior, 18 years old, and a lover of many things. She loves writing, playing the piano, reading, being outside, Younglife, and choir. She was born in Arkansas, but got out of there and moved to Texas as soon as possible when she was six years old. At home, she has two dogs, two sisters, and two house plants. She enjoys analyzing, creating, and playing music both at home and at her church, where she plays the keyboard on Sunday mornings in the praise band. The keys to Jillian’s heart can be found in nature, (she really loves nature. It’s pretty neat.), music (she cries over pretty songs), and cozy socks. She plans to attend Texas A&M University in 2017, (whoop), with a major in environmental studies. Serving the Red Ledger for her fourth and final year as three-time editor-in-chief, she is super pumped to write stories, improve the site even further, and leave a lasting legacy.
Michelle Stoddart, Managing Editor
Michelle is a junior who is deeply involved in activities both in the school and out of the school. As Captain of Extemporaneous speaking for the Debate team, player for both her Sting soccer team and the Lady leopards, member of the Key Club and (clearly) a reporter for The Red Ledger; she stays quite busy. Michelle has moved schools more times than she can count (apparently, she cannot count to three) and traveled all across the globe, from gazillions of domestic road trips to a month spent in Europe. Her interests include Netflix, Chick-Fil-A and cancelling plans in order to avoid pants. She’s an avid Arctic Monkeys fan and would give her left arm to see them in concert. Despite her hectic schedule, and always manages to find time for hanging out with friends.
Ben Prengler, Photo Editor/Business Manager

Benjamin Prengler has many titles: President of Student Council, President of the Class of 2015, professional drummer, and photojournalist. Through the years he has learned the values of honesty and trustworthiness (unusual traits for a future politician). He is a Junior in Lovejoy High School, and has attended the district since Kindergarten. He is interested in politics; so don’t ask him about anything political, because he’ll give you a long speech. Favorite TV shows include, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and The Colbert Report. Favorite movies include Inglourious Basterds, Forrest Gump, and The Shawshank Redemption. Favorite food includes, beef brisket, beef ribs, beef brisket sandwich. Favorite drink is Dr. Pepper.

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